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Macaria wauaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1897 / 70.215

A rare and declining resident, more frequent in the north.

A species of gardens and allotments where the foodplants are grown.

Overwinters as an egg while the adults may be disturbed during the day, later coming sparingly to light.

Recorded in 38 (27%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current, Gooseberry
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
11/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
08/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
24/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
31/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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